It seems that every month a new type of liposuction hits the market –for example, Vaser. Columbus, Ohio, liposuction patients may choose among traditional suction, ultrasonic, laser, power-assisted and many variations and combinations of these technologies. While marketing hypes new products, and enthusiasm builds for the latest brands, it is still the plastic surgeon who wields these instruments that matters most.

Dr. Donaldson insists on performing each liposuction himself after careful study of each patient’s concerns and goals, ideal vs. current contours, fat composition vs. cellulite. He is comfortable using the latest technologies, and he frequently combines techniques in order to customize results. Dr. Donaldson finds certain liposuction modalities
helpful in specific situations; for instance, ultrasonic-assisted liposuction is excellent for dense areas on the back and male patients with gynecomastia. Traditional liposuction offers superior control around the neck and face. A combination of both leaves beautiful curves around the abdomen, flanks, arms and legs.

Before you select a liposuction procedure based on an advertisement or casual conversation, determine WHO will be performing the operation. Dr. Donaldson is a plastic surgeon with skilled training, an artistic eye for beauty, and experience that ensures safety.

There are places that offer controversial fat removal treatments in Columbus, Ohio: mesotherapy. This is also called injection lipolysis — it is the injection of chemicals under the skin in an attempt to dissolve body fat.

Dr. Donaldson does not offer or recommend mesotherapy because it is not regulated by the FDA, not endorsed by major American medical societies, and not proven to be safe in Level-I evidence medical literature. image-mesotherapy-blogThere is no standard formulation for which chemicals are used, how they are mixed, and what constitutes effective quantities. It it still unknown where the fat goes after it dissolves, how it affects the liver and kidneys over time, and what the side effects of the chemicals and dissolved fat might include.

On July 1st, 2008, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons published a policy statement with guiding principles on mesotherapy for physicians: ASPS mesotherapy statement.

This provides a good overview on the risks and controversies from the world’s largest plastic surgery organization.

For patients interested in mesotherapy, Columbus, Ohio, surgeon Dr. Donaldson recommends liposuction or other types of cosmetic surgery instead. These techniques are generally safer, more effective, better studied and more tightly regulated than injection lipolysis.

You wore the big hoop earrings in the 80’s, and now your piercings are stretched… Your friend pierced your ears for free, and now one earlobe is split…

Many women who are unhappy with the size, shape and position of their piercings choose to have earlobe repair. Columbus, Ohio plastic surgeon Jeffrey Donaldson performs minor office-based surgery to correct these areas and restore the earlobes to their normal contours.

Small incisions are often hidden within the natural folds and creases of the ear, and the scar is minimized with three layers of repair. As a courtesy to his patients (included in the fee), Dr. Donaldson will re-pierce the ears with sterile medical technique after several months of healing.

In Columbus, Ohio, earlobe repair is now safe, effective and affordable at Donaldson Plastic Surgery.